DURHAM, NC - JANUARY 19: Coach Jeff Bzdelik talks with Tony Chennault #1 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during a loss to the the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 19, 2012 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 91-73. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Former Wake Forest Demon Deacons point guard Tony Chennault is close to announcing his decision to transfer to Villanova and playing for Jay Wright and the hometown Wildcats, according to a source at the Philadelphia News.
The 6-2 guard recently decided to leave Wake Forest after two seasons to be closer to home because his mother, Crystal Mortan, has been experiencing health problems. He is petitioning the NCAA for a hardship waiver, which would allow him to become eligible immediately. But sources have indicated that Chennault will likely end up with the Wildcats, which was his second choice coming out of high school, even if he has to sit out a season.
Chennault, a product of Neumann-Goretti in Philadelphia, PA, averaged 30 minutes a game for Wake this past season, finishing with a line of 9.0 pgg, 2.8 apg, 3.2 rpg against 2.2 turnovers per game.
Chennault would be a welcomed roster addition with the recent announcements of Maalik Wayns' and Dominic Cheek's decision to turn pro, and Chennault would be immediately thrown into the point guard mix with Ty Johnson and Ryan Arcidiacono if he were to come to Nova.
Stay tuned. A decision could come this week.